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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones


Big Board ranking: #76

Positional ranking: #13

 

Overview

Position: WR

College: Michigan

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 6’1 5/8”

Weight: 212 lbs.

Arm length: 33 1/2″

Hand size: 10 1/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.48 sec.

Vertical jump: 44.5”

Broad jump: 139.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Great overall size with long arms. Strong and has a solid build. Long strider with breakaway speed. Phenomenal body control and balance. Exceptional leaping ability. Elite overall athleticism. Big hands and usually snatches the ball cleanly. Will go to the ground for a diving catch. Creates late separation with subtle physicality. Can line up out wide or in the slot. Gets quality releases against press coverage. Wins on fades in the red zone. Natural runner (sensational balance along the sideline). Tough and physical with the ball in his hands. Very good run blocker. Likely not a fit for the next level but athleticism shown on punt returns.

 

Weaknesses

Not sharp in and out of breaks. Would like to see better timing/spacing on underneath routes. Limited production and didn’t operate as No. 1 receiver for Michigan.

 

NFL comparison

JuJu Smith-Schuster

 

Conclusion

Overall, Peoples-Jones is a high-upside receiver that possesses great size and athleticism with the natural football skills to become a big-time playmaker for an NFL offense. Teams might not want to gamble on more of a projection because of how loaded the receiver class is, but I think Peoples-Jones is worth selecting in the middle of Day 2.

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